Correntropy-Based Low-Rank Matrix Factorization With Constraint Graph Learning for Image Clustering

Nan Zhou, Kup Sze Choi, Badong Chen, Yuanhua Du, Jun Liu, Yangyang Xu

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This article proposes a novel low-rank matrix factorization model for semisupervised image clustering. In order to alleviate the negative effect of outliers, the maximum correntropy criterion (MCC) is incorporated as a metric to build the model. To utilize the label information to improve the clustering results, a constraint graph learning framework is proposed to adaptively learn the local structure of the data by considering the label information. Furthermore, an iterative algorithm based on Fenchel conjugate (FC) and block coordinate update (BCU) is proposed to solve the model. The convergence properties of the proposed algorithm are analyzed, which shows that the algorithm exhibits both objective sequential convergence and iterate sequential convergence. Experiments are conducted on six real-world image datasets, and the proposed algorithm is compared with eight state-of-the-art methods. The results show that the proposed method can achieve better performance in most situations in terms of clustering accuracy and mutual information.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Adaptation models
  • Clustering algorithms
  • Convergence
  • Data models
  • Image reconstruction
  • Laplace equations
  • Low-rank factorization
  • machine learning
  • maximum correntropy criterion (MCC)
  • Principal component analysis
  • semisupervised learning (SSL).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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